Artemchik is a gray-eyed mother's happiness with plump lips. How the whole family was waiting for his birth! Mom, dad, and two older sisters. However, at one point in the life of this happy family, it split into two parts: a normal and calm life before the birth of a son and full of grief and suffering after. Artem already almost 4, but to say that his childhood is light and sweet, you can not. The boy has cerebral palsy, spastic tetraparesis, pseudobulbar syndrome, delay of all kinds of development... Is this a sweet childhood?
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The four-year-old Sasha urgently needs an operation on heart! He has an innate heart disease - an open arterial duct. Sashа requires an intracardiac implant (occluder) with the help of which the heart of the boy will be completely healthy. But the sum of 78110.00 UAH is impracticable amount for the lone mother. Let's help four-year-old Sasha together!!!
Prematurely born children cannot breathe through the mouth due to their physiological characteristics. They breathe only through the nose! After birth, such a child is on artificial ventilation for some time, because an epithelium of the child's respiratory tract is damaged, though it is restored over time. This damaged epithelium, along with the mucus that is physiologically produced in the respiratory tract, exudes and rises to the upper respiratory tract (nasopharynx, mouth, nose). Mucus (sputum) accumulates and creates an obstacle to the air that the child breathes.
In Kiev, there is a unique shelter for disadvantaged children - the Center for Social and Psychological Rehabilitation "Home of Happy Children". The peculiarity of the Center is that here they restore the psyche of children, destined to be born in difficult families. Their parents need alcohol or drug addiction or are mentally ill.
This tiny boy is already 1 year old, but for development he resembles a 5-month-old child, and his weight is generally the same as in a 3-month old. And all this because Dima has a rare disease: craniosynostosis trigonomocephaly – deformation of the skull in the frontal part of the head. It can be corrected only surgically with the establishment of a biometal plate. Without it, Dima can lose sight, stop developing normally and become disabled.
"Do you have a dream? I think yes, every person should have a dream, to which he aspires, sparing no effort and time! My name is Lisa, I'm 24 years old and I have a dream – to win Europe 2018 and Paralympic 2020, which will be held in Tokyo. I have been going to my dream for 4 years, and this is very difficult: a special diet, daily workouts, huge loads. And now, at the finish line there was a problem that prevents me from reaching my goal – in connection with my diagnosis, cerebral palsy since birth, I have a very bad ear. I do not hear the starting shot!
How can one live when most of the internal organs work on the verge of failure and may fail you completely? How strong must be the human will to wake up every day and overcome everything again and again? We, as onlookers, will never really understand that. We can only help. Now Nastya’s lungs breathe with great difficulty, and an oxygen apparatus is required to support her. Also, her organism is emaciated, and special high-calorie nutrition is needed. To assimilate it, Nastya needs insulin, because she also has diabetes… She struggles with all her might, but she needs help!
Natalia Gurova has 4 favorite daughters. The two younger daughters have one common problem – a hearing loss. The family does everything possible so that the girls do not feel isolated from the world. Vika wears hearing aids and Sasha got cochlear implantation when she was 4 years old. But for last several months Sasha lives in constant anxiety: the speech processor, the most important part of the implant, has broken down. It was temporarily repaired, but it can fail at any moment. And remaining in the world of silence for only a month causes that Sasha will begin to lose skills of speech that were acquired with such difficulty.
Yesenia is a girl with a poetic name and a hard fate. Few of the adults could bear the loss, which suffered the crumb one month after birth. She fell ill and lost her mother. Father and her relatives do everything to put Yesenia on her feet and compensate for her mother's love...
Denys's mother constantly bears her own cross. Father does not care about his son. The need for permanent presence near the child does not give an opportunity to work – they live on a disability pension. Is there a need to prove that rehabilitation bills are not real for them? Mother cannot refuse treatment in no case. The acquiring the necessary for normal life habitual skills by a boy: to hold a spoon, say the first words, learn to sit and walk depends on the timeliness of the treatment. Mom hugs and thanks to everyone who hears it!